Budapest has a rich musical culture spanning centuries: the heritage of Liszt, Bartók and Kodály as well as coffee-house gypsy music fill the air to this day.
You can experience the region’s folk tradition live and direct at downtown dance houses. The historical layers in architecture and arts set the scene for a vibrant music scene where east meets west, regional and global elements blend, and artists can rely on top-notch venues as well as a keen audience.
The unique blend of local culture, stunning scenery and quality services make Budapest an ideal host for WOMEX 2020, and offer a memorable visit for delegates. Piranha Arts have once again joined forces with Hangvető, WOMEX's local partner from 2015, who will be at your service to grant a rewarding WOMEX experience in 2020.
Serving as the daytime venue of WOMEX 20, Bálna is a Budapest landmark equipped with first rate facilities and blessed with a stunning location. It is connected by tram line number 2 to the city centre and the showcase venue Müpa Budapest, within a 10-minute walk from the closest traffic hub at Fővám square.
Budapest’s top-quality concert venue and imposing cultural institution, Müpa Budapest will host the showcase concerts and public film programme of WOMEX 20 in a single building, providing the best possible conditions for both artists and the audience. It is connected to the daytime venue by tram number 2, situated in the vibrant and emerging 9th district.
The Club Summit venue at WOMEX 2020, the ex-stone carrier barge moored on the Danube is one of the city’s coolest and most diverse cultural venues. Equipped with excellent sound, a restaurant and terraces to enjoy the views of Budapest from, it is a must-see for all music lovers visiting the city.